Thursday March 21st 2013, 7:42 am
Tonight in London: Jody DJs for Future Cinema’s Casablanca
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I’ll be stepping into 1940s Morocco this eve to DJ for Future Cinema’s (the folks behind Secret Cinema) production of Casablanca. Expect a healthy mix of Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Chick Webb, Andrew Sisters and more. The event kicks off at 6:30pm at the Troxy in London. Tickets are available here. Here’s looking at you, kid!

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Thursday March 21st 2013, 7:30 am
Video of the Day: Mountain Man
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YouTube Preview ImageMountain Man – Play It Right

Mountain Man performing their tune “Play It Right” live for Laundro Matinee in October 2011.

Wednesday March 20th 2013, 8:45 am
Snapshot: Bruce Springsteen
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Wednesday March 20th 2013, 3:45 am
Video of the Day: Rare CSNY
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YouTube Preview ImageCSNY- Pushed It Over The End

Neil Young performing his unreleased song “Pushed It Over The End” with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at Wembley Stadium in 1974. Hopefully this one turns up on the CSNY live box set that Graham Nash is currently working on, or maybe it’ll be on Volume 2 of Neil’s Archives series.

Wednesday March 20th 2013, 3:41 am
Snapshot: Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan

Friday March 15th 2013, 3:23 am
Video of the Day: Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers
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YouTube Preview ImageScott Avett- The Coo Coo Song

Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers singing the traditional tune “The Coo Coo Song” live in February 2013.

Monday March 11th 2013, 7:50 pm
Snapshot: Loretta Lynn
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Loretta Lynn

Monday March 11th 2013, 2:49 pm
Video of the Day: Larry Jon Wilson
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YouTube Preview ImageLarry Jon Wilson- Ohoopee River Bottomland

Have a look and a listen to Larry Jon Wilson recording “Ohoopee River Bottomland,” from the 1981 documentary Heartworn Highways, one of When You Awake‘s favorites! The track, recording in 1975 for Larry Jon’s album New Beginnings, is also one of sixteen featured on an awesome compilation that came out last summer on Light In The Attic, called Country Funk: 1969-1975, which also features tracks by Dale Hawkins, Jim Ford, Link Wray, Bobby Charles Tony Joe White, Bobbie Gentry and more. It’s pretty unusual these days when a new collection of archival tracks are released — tunes that weren’t hits to begin with! – on a lavish CD packaging like this LITA release. And what the hell is “Country Funk” you ask?  Jessica Hundley offers up an explanation in the liner notes: “The style encompasses the elation of gospel with the sexual thrust of the blues, country hoedown harmony with inner city grit. It is alternately playful and melancholic, slow jammin’ and booty shakin’. It is both studio slick and barroom raw. And while these all may seem unlikely combinations at first glance, upon close listen, it all makes sweet sense.” Amen!

Friday March 08th 2013, 2:28 pm
Snapshot: Charlie Rich And Producer Billy Sherrill
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Wednesday March 06th 2013, 2:04 pm
Video of the Day: Bobbie Gentry
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YouTube Preview ImageBobbie Gentry- Morning Glory

Here’s a lovely song to wake up to! Bing Crosby introduces Bobbie Gentry on “The Hollywood Palace,” from January 1969, and she performs this song, “Morning Glory,” from her second album, The Delta Sweete, which was released in 1968. By this time she had also recorded the song as a duet with Glen Campbell. Later on the same show Bobbie and Bing sing one of Ms. Gentry’s hits about the Delta, “Okolona River Bottom Band.”